Thompson wrestlers battle to a tie with Vestavia Hills
Published 10:06 am Thursday, January 6, 2011
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Thompson High School wrestling team, in its fifth varsity season, went head-to-head with Vestavia Hills, the most accomplished wrestling program in the state, and came away with a 33-33 tie Jan. 5 against the Rebels.
Seven Warriors won their individual matches against their Vestavia Hills opponents.
Reed Jacks of Thompson earned a decision over the Rebels’ Will Knox in the 119-pound match. The Warriors’ Brewer Gilliland pinned Josh Brown of Vestavia Hills in the 130-pound match.
Thompson’s Cody Albarado pinned the Rebels’ Adam Brookins in 135-pound action. Thompson 145-pounder John Austin (J.A.) Jones earned a pin against Will Glenn of Vestavia Hills.
Nick Hall of Thompson pinned Vestavia Hills’ Jack Nelson in the 152-pound match. The Warriors’ Jesse Masters pinned Dalton Campbell of Vestavia Hills in the 189-pound match.
Jimmy Miller of Thompson earned a decision over Jose Casanova of Vestavia Hills in the 215-pound match.